New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 24-Dec-2020 to Until Filled (EST)
  • PI- Mental Health Data Science
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $72,576 (includes location pay)
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package according to percentage of full-time effort

Mental Health Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene is recruiting two junior research scientists.

Mental Health Data Science provides statistical collaboration, data analytic methodological development, and data management for psychiatric and mental health research conducted within the Department of Psychiatry, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene (RFMH), and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). We participate in extensive statistical collaborations with over 50
psychiatry researchers in any given year, providing statistical expertise and analysis to projects, including: biomarkers from brain imaging and neurocognitive tasks for mood and anxiety disorders and psychosis; clinical trials of new pharmacotherapies and psychotherapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders, including building treatment decision rules; implementation studies of support service programs for mental health treatment and prevention; measurement studies for improving psychometrics of diagnosis instruments in substance use disorders, depression, and biological aging; cohort studies of child-adolescent development of psychiatric and substance use disorders; causal analysis of prescribing practices monitored from medical claims records; momentary assessment studies of cardiovascular response to emotions and stress markers related to suicide; and much more.


Work on several NIH-funded grants focusing on methodology development of Data Science Methods and softwares for Psychiatric Research.
--Developing and applying novel statistical methods to important problems in psychiatric research.
--Developing and applying novel computation methods to multiple modal, high dimensional data (e.g. brain imaging, behavior data, activity data)
--Provide services to collaborative researches and grant application.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related quantitative fields.

Preferred Qualifications:

(a) Proficiency in programming language such as R and Python. (b) record of independent and collaborative research (c) interest in brain imaging data analysis




To Apply:       Submit a resume and cover letter on our website at: . Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.


The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.


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